Welcome to Cranky Puppy Farm!

This blog belongs to two Gen X-er's smackdab in downtown Kansas City where we've been renovating and decorating two old Victorians built in the 1890's. Our life is filled with 3 demanding Pomeranians (1 of them cranky, of course), honking cars, noisy neighbors and the hustle and bustle of city life but we dream of the day when we can move to our 40-acre farm and hear nothing but the wind and the cows next door. Until then, we're chronicling our triumphs and mishaps here as we try to garden and preserve on 2 city lots, raise chickens, and learn all those things we should have learned from our grandparents. Welcome to our world - we hope you'll stay awhile!

Enjoying an Indian Summer Day

Thursday, November 08, 2012

It wouldn't be Missouri without some crazy weather, so it's no surprise that we're going to be enjoying 70 degree weather the next couple of days and then have thunderstorms over the weekend and highs in the 30's at the beginning of next week.
What better way to enjoy this nice weather than to be out scratching for bugs?

Or tasty worms?

Oh, look what I found!  Mushrooms!

Never mind...that nice human is throwing out  meal worms.  Nom nom nom!

And then everyone stopped what they were doing.  I mean STOPPED DEAD IN THEIR TRACKS.  No movement whatsoever.  It was the darndest thing and I'd never see the chickens do that before.  I couldn't see or hear what made them do it, but obviously something was scaring them. 

Shhhh...don't move.  I think it's the IRS guy.
They must have stood that way for a 45 seconds.  And then it was back to scratching through the fallen leaves as if nothing ever happened.  I was probably *this close* to impending doom and would have been blissfully unaware except for my trusty chickens sounding the alert.

Shared with this week's Rural Thursday blog hop


  1. Oh you had me laughing I love your Barred Rocks they are the prettiest chickens there are. Great post made me smile and laugh always a great thing. B
    ps I wish I was rich too and I would do the same:)

    1. Glad I gave you a laugh this morning. I'm trying really hard to be upbeat right now. Thank goodness we have chickens to make fun of. :-)

  2. wonderful photography ~ beautiful chickens ~ great shots! ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

    1. Hey, thanks for the compliment. So glad you stopped by!

  3. Enjoy the weekend & the warm weather!

  4. It is crazy when they all stop and get quiet! We have a rooster who will make a very specific noise if something is awry and everyone stops and looks to him for further instructions :)

    Visiting from Rural Thursday. Love your blog!

  5. It does scare me when they all stop and freeze like that. Great photos of the girls!


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